Matthew Johnson | Artist Profile

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1963 Born London, UK lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. Matthew’s artistic apprenticeship has been an eclectic if not a modernist one. A Melbourne-based painter, Matthew’s diverse travel and cultural experiences are distilled through the archetypal filter of oil and pigment. The underlying compositional structures of his paintings are repetitive – grids, geometric patterns, stripes or sequential arrangements drawn from nature. Matthew has has completed numerous residencies throughout Europe and Australia. As well as having his work held in numerous private and corporate collections nationally and internationally, Matthew is continually developing site specific architectural installations throughout Australia.
2018 Effusio, Olsen Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2017 Illume, NKN Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2016 Candescere, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
ART CENTRAL, Hill Smith Gallery, Central Harbour Front, Hong
Kong, China
Selected Works, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2015 Spectral Light, NKN Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Selected Works, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
2013 The memory well, Block projects, Melbourne
2012 Coalescence, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Greenhill Gallery, Perth
2011 Intricacies, Block Projects, Melbourne
2010 Greenhill Gallery, Perth
2010 Resonance, Fireworks Gallery, Queensland
2009 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2009 Block Projects, Melbourne
2008 Fireworks Gallery
2007 George Petelin Gallery, Gold Coast
2007 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2007 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Fireworks Gallery, QLD
2006 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2005 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Greenhill Gallery, Perth
2005 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2004 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2004 Greenhill Gallery, Perth, WA
2003 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2002 Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2002 Greenhill Gallery, Perth, WA
2002 Ben Grady Gallery ACT, Canberra
2001 Tim Olsen Art Dealers, Sydney
2001 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Tim Olsen Art Dealers, Sydney
1999 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1998 Moments in Civilisation, The Vault Contemporary Art Space,
Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland
1998 Mappings, James Allen Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1996 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Of One, Of Many, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1995 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Room Exhibition, Imperial Hotel, New Delhi
1994 Room 32, Regents Court Hotel, Sydney
1993 Studio Exhibition, Sydney
1992 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Studio Exhibition, Sydney
1990 Studio Exhibition, Sydney
1989 Studio Exhibition, Sydney
1989 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Imago Mundi, Italy
Weather Patterns, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
2014 Melbourne Art Fair, Hill Smith Gallery
Intermission, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad, Hong Kong
2013 Collective Identity [Ies], Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, N.S.W
A private view, Glen Eira Gallery, Caulfield
2012 Heat, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2011 Summer Solstice II, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize, Finalist
2010 Miscellanea, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2009 The Shilo Project, Ian Potter Museum, touring Regional Gallery of
Victoria and New South Wales
2008 Block Projects, Melbourne
2008 Contemporaneous, Australian Contemporary Painting 1,Wangaratta, Victoria
2007 Views on Abstraction, Hill Smith Gallery, South Australia
2007 Tactile Imagination, Design Research Processes, Ivan Dougherty Gallery,
2007 Utopian Visions & The slump of Paradise, Block Projects, Melbourne
2007 Points of Departure, Tobey Fine Arts, New York
2006 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
2006 Salon, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart
2005 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
2005 Stanley Art Prize, Stanley, Tasmania
2004 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, Melbourne
2004 Lines III, Fire-Works gallery, Brisbane QLD
2003 ART PARIS 2003, Carrousel de Louvre, Paris
2003 Fresh Paint, Greenhill Galleries, Perth, WA
2003 Cube + Nodrum + Abrahams, Cube Gallery, Adelaide
2003 Depth of Field, Shepparton Art Gallery, VIC & MUMA, Melbourne
2002 Good Vibrations, Heide Museum of Art, Heidelberg, VIC
2002 Exposition collective, Conseil General de Loire Atlantique, Nantes, France
2002 Towards Colour, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin VIC
2002 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2002 Greenhill Galleries, Perth WA
2002 Lines II, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2001 ART PARIS, Carrousel de Louvre, Paris
2001 Australie, Visages d’un continent, Galerie Visage de l’Art, Marly-le-Roi
2001 Voyages dens la matiere, Atelier Claude Cerf, Paris
2001 Love Colour, Studio 91B, Adelaide
2001 Whitish Christmas, Ben Grady Gallery, ACT
2001-03 Hermanns Art Award, national travelling exhibition
2001 Abstraction: Spirit, Light, Pure Form Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2000 Accents Australiens, Espace Adamski Designs, Paris
2000 Melbourne Artfair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
2000 The Exquisite Corpse, Bendigo Regional Gallery
1999 Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui, Espace Eiffel Branly, Paris
1999 on any given day, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland
1999 Exposition Australie, Bastille, Paris, France
1998 Propositions Australiennes, Gallerie Luc Queyrel, Paris
1998 Le Temps du Reve, Bioliotheque municipale, Le Perreux-sur-Marne
1997 Espace Beziers, Beziers, France
1997 Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
1997 Devoured by Paint, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1996 Abstraction Now, Geelong Regional Gallery, Victoria
1996 Flagging the Republic, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1996 Aer Phoste, Dublin, Ireland
1995 Icon of our Times, Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
1995 3x3, Touring Residencies/Sites, Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland, Berlin,
Canberra & Beijing
1995 Works on Paper - A Selection, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Moet And Chandon Touring Exhibition, State Galleries of Australia
1995 Hidden Treasures S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1994 Bet Your Life II, Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1994 "House", Canberra, curated and co-ordinated by the artist
1994 Re-placing Australian Painting, Rosinis & Test Tube Gallery, Auckland NZ
1993 Moet And Chandon Touring Exhibition, State Galleries of Australia
1993 Contemporary Australian Painting; Works From The Allen, Allen & Hemsley
Collection, Westpac Gallery,
Victorian Arts Centre
1993 Australian Perspecta 93, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1992 Future City - Art & Architecture, Bond Store, Sydney
1992 Alphabet/Haemorrhage, Performances from the Black Box–Assist. to
Mike Parr, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1991 Over East, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia
1991 Microcosm, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1989 Fresh Art, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1989 William Dobell Foundation Art Prize, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1989 Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown City Art Gallery
1988 Seven New Artists, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Ariennale, EMR Gallery, Sydney
1988 Australian Contemporary Art Fair 1 (ACAF), Melbourne
1988 Faber Castell Drawing Prize, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
1987 Mori Gallery, Sydney
1985 New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition
1985 Faber Castell Prize For Drawing, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
AIS Insurance Collection Holmes à Court Collection, Perth
Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney Hyatt Hotel, Perth
Artbank, Sydney La trobe University Museum of Art
Australian Wheat Board, Melbourne Macquarie Bank Macquarie Bank
BHP Collection, Melbourne Mallesons Stephen Jacques, Melbourne
Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland Monash University Museum of Art
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW Moorilla Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania
Crowm Towers, Melbourne News Corporation
Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu RACV
Gandel Group, Chadstone, Melbourne State Bank, Victoria
Faber Castell Collection, Sydney Victor and Loti Smorgon Collection, Melbourne
Freehill, Hollingdale & Page, Melbourne Visy Industrial Packaging, Melbourne
Heide Museum of Art, Melbourne
Corporate collections throughout Australia and private collections in Australia,
Cologne, Munich, New York, Madrid, Seoul and Vancouver, Canada
2013 ‘’Alignment’’, Design collaborations with Gary Bigeni, multiple sites
2013 ‘’Light and Form’’, computer programmed LED system M.LC Centre
in association GPT Group, N.S.W
2011-14 Design Development No. 2 St. Kilda rd. in association with JCB
Architects, Victoria
2011 - 2012 South Morang Rail Extension Project – Epping, Thomastown,
South Morang in Association with D.O.T,
Cox Architects, John Holland
2010 Garland 77 Building Façade in Association with Huw Turner, P/ J
Developments, Sydney, N.S.W
2010 Coolaroo Station Public Artwork in association with he Department of
Transport, VIC, Alessio Fini and Berlin Design and students of
Coolaroo South Primary School
2010 CBD Metro Tender Stage artistic consultation in association wit
Merren Morrison and Grimshaw Architects
2009 - 2010 Garland Row, Sydney, Screen Design in association with Alex Popov
Architects and PJ Developments
2009 - 2010 CBD Metro Project in association with New South Wales
Government, Phillip Cox Architects, Alessiio Fini, Phi Design Sydney
and Hassle Group
2006 - 2008 TAC Building, Geelong, in association with McGauran Gianni Soon
Architects, Melbourne
2005 Glenroy Learning Centre, in association with McGauran Gianni Soon
Architects, Melbourne
2005 Hue, in association with Clement Jackson Burrows & SC Land
Developments, Melbourne
2004 - 2005 Moment, Multiplex, Architects Wood Marsh, Consultants Turpin Crawford
Studio, Sydney
2004 Emanation Still Life, Book Cover design, for “The Cooks
Companion”, Stephanie Alexander, in association with Penguin
2002 Sunfield, Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, Australian Wheat Board, Melbourne
2002 - 2003Yellow House Screens, in association with The Yellow House & Philip
Bartlett Projects, Sydney
2001 Seasons, 4 Panels, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne
1997 - 1998 Babylonian Frieze, MG Garage, in association with PJ Developments
and Alex Tzannes Architects, Sydney
2011 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2009 Victoria Commercial Architecture award, in association with
MGS Architects, ML Design, Geelong
2008 Australia Council Barcelona Residency, Spain
2002 Cite des Artes International Artist Residency, Paris
2001 Artist in Residence, Bundanon, New South Wales
2000 Arts Victoria, Travel Research Grant, Gabo Island, Victoria
1999 - 2000 Parks Victoria Artist in Residence Program, Pettys Orchard, Templestowe,
1998 - 1999 Artist in Residence, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland
1995 Travel Research Grant Australia Council (V.A.C.B.)
1993 Fisher's Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown City Gallery, NSW
1988 Faber Castell Prize for Drawing
Annemarie Kelly Field of Colour,Vogue living,Jul/Aug.edition 2013
Andrew Frost SMH review solo exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery ,August 3, 2012
Ingrid Perez Matthew Johnson’s Circles of Light, Australian Art Collector, Issue 34
Oct – Dec 2005
Ashley Crawford Matthew Johnson: Peregrination, The Age Review, Saturday Oct 16,
Martin Shub Art Right Now, Exhibition News,
Annabel Dean Swatch this Space, SMH July 21, 2005
Peter King Catalogue Essay, Greenhill Galleries, 2005
Betsy Brennan Vogue Living Apartments, 2004
Ashley Crawford Catalogue Essay, Christine Abrahams Gallery, 2003
Karen Hall Catalogue Essay, Depth of Field, Shepparton Regional Art Gallery,
Geraldine O’Brien News and Features (Yellow House Project), Sydney Morning Herald,
22 March 2003
Karen Hall Catalogue Essay, Tim Olsen Gallery, 2003
Robert Nelson Photography and Painting in Cahoots, The Age, Jan 25 2003
Sandra McLean Take Your Sunnies. Article, The Courier Mail, Mon. 28 October 2002
Zara Stanhope Catalogue Essay, Good Vibrations, Heide Museum of Art, 2002
Harry Kampianne A lA Decouverte del’Art Australien, Arts Actual, 2000
John Peter Brakewood Review, Art Actual, 1998
Neville Western Review, West Australian, June 2002
Michael Eather Lines II, Catalogue essay, 2002
Carol Marando Amateurs Dominate Drawing Prize, Review Faber Castell Prize,
Eastern Herald, 1/9/88
Elwyn Lynn Review of Faber Castell Prize, Weekend Australian, 3/9/88
Ronald Millar Review of solo exhibition at Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Herald, 5/7/89
Australian Elle Young at Art, May 1990
Sandra Murray Over East, Catalogue, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth 1991
Betsy Brennan Vogue Living, April 1992
Judy Annear Moet & Chandon Touring Catalogue, 1993
Felicity Fenner Looking for Life Support, Sydney Morning Herald, July 1994
Felicity Fenner Review of Moet & Chandon, Sydney Morning Herald Sept
Davina Jackson Future City, Art & Architecture, Exhibition Catalogue 1992
Bruce James Review of Australian Perspecta, The Australian 9 Oct 1993
John Kavanagh Youthful Vigour in Perspecta, Business Review Weekly 22/10/93
Natalie King Australian Perspecta '93, Exhibition Catalogue, AGNSW
Victoria Lynn Australian Perspecta 93, Exhibition Catalogue, AGNSW
Ewen McDonald Contemporary Aust’n Painting: Works from Allen, Allen & Hemsley
Collection, 1993
Paul McGillick An Elegant Perspecta, Australian Financial Review, 22 Oct
John Neylon The Discreet Charm of the Moet Award, Art & Australia, Vol1, No31
Spring 1993
Nicholas Baume Room 32, Art & Text 1995
Rita Carlos Replacing Australian Painting, Planet Magazine, Jan95
Elwyn Lynn Review of Moet & Chandon Prize, The Australian, 24/2/95
John McDonald Review of Moet & Chandon Prize, SMH, 15 Feb 1995
Paul McGillick Review of Moet & Chandon Prize, Financial Review, 26 Feb
Harford, Sonia Matthew Johnson, The Age, 25 April, 1995
John McDonald Review of "One of Many" S.M.H., May 1996
Bernard McAll Catalogue essay for Christine Abrahams Gallery 1995
Sabastian Smee Review of exhibition at Olsen Carr, S.M.H. 1999
Simeon Kronenberg Catalogue essay, Christine Abrahams Gallery, March 2001
Andrew Frost Review of exhibition at Christine Abrahams Gallery, Australian Art
Collector, March 2001
Terry Ingram Christies Contemporary Auction, Financial Review May 5 2001

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